Bachtyar Ali© Khasraw Hamakarim

Bachtyar Ali //

In an interview in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Behrouz Boochani appoints Bachtyar Ali as his favorite Kurdish writer next to the poet Sherko Bekas. Boochani is a Kurdish-Iranian journalist, human rights defender, writer and film producer who was held in the Australian-run Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea from 2013 until its closure in 2017.